Differentia expands into big data with Actian deal

next-years-mainframe-model-comes-in-nearly-half-the-spaceQlikTech partner, Differentia Consulting, has signed a reseller agreement with Actian which will give it access to Big Data markets.

Actian wants the software under the bonnet of its enterprise big data analytics which it dubs Actian Vectorwise.

Actian was particularly interested in using Qlikview Direct Discovery functionality with Vectorwise.

Differentia provides consulting, solutions, resourcing, support and training services to its clients. It is also a key Qlikview Provider for Europe.

There are some mutual benefits to the partnership. Differentia has Qlikview clients who need to analyse and report on bigger, more complex data sets.

Adrian Parker, vice-president strategy and marketing at Differentia said that Qlikview could not scale up to handle big data pressure. When they wanted to use high data volume scenarios, customers had to build and manage numerous linked QlikView documents supported by QVD files. This was inflexible and limited the data analysis.

Parker said that QlikView with Direct Discovery uses the high performance of the Vectorwise database for calculating aggregates on-the-fly over large datasets. This simplifies the process.
Parker sees Vectorwise as the enabler of Big Data access as he gives an analytic database product where large data volumes were making deploying Qlikvew impossible.